Performing arts companies, (including for-profit and not-for profit) such as theatre, opera and dance companies, accounted for $1.0 billion in operating revenues in 2002. Aproximately 60% of this revenue was recieved by not-for-profit organizations. By comparison, the spectator sports industry, reported revenues of $2.1 billion, the ski industry - $857 million; the golf industry $1.9 billion
and other amusement and recreation services generated revenues of $5.5 billion in 2002. (1)
|Government grants ($ millions)||29.7||80.4||59.5||13.8||183.4|
|Total revenue ($ millions)||71.9||309||165.5||55.6||602|
Selected data from Statistics Canada: The Performing Arts Survey 2003. Available on CANSIM: tables 506-0001 to 506-0005.
Statistics Canada - Annual Survey of Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Services - 2002
(2)Statistics Canada - Survey of performing arts agencies 2003
Canada's existing Arts and Culture Policy - from parl.gc.ca
Canadian Council for the Arts, Recommendations for a 21st century Arts policy.